Uterine Fibroids: What You Need to Know

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  • What Are Fibroids?
  • Types of Fibroids
  • Black Women and Fibroids
  • What Causes Them?
  • Fibroids and Fertility
  • Other Complications
  • Diagnosing Fibroids
  • Treating Fibroids
  • The Cost of Fibroids
  • Understanding Fibroids

 Black Women and Fibroids 

Black women are disproportionately affected by fibroids. We are three times more likely to develop fibroids and 80 percent of African-American women will develop fibroids by the time they are 35 years old. 

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